Features Soapdom.com is a community of soap opera fans, actors, writers, producers and trendsetters who come together to share millions of photos, blogs, videos and the latest news on their favorite daytime, primetime, internet and cable soap operas and pop culture http://www.soapdom.com/Features/ Tue, 23 May 2017 18:19:05 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb James Scott, EJ Dimera of Days of our Lives coming to Chicago http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/james-scott-ej-dimera-of-days-of-our-lives-coming-to-chicago.html http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/james-scott-ej-dimera-of-days-of-our-lives-coming-to-chicago.html James Scott (ex EJ, Days of our Lives)James Scott, ex EJ Dimera of Days of our Lives, will be coming to Chicago, and you can get up close and personal.

That's right! James Scott will be in Chicago on July 8-9 and you will be able to talk with him, take pictures with him, and find out anything you may want to know.

Spend the entire Day with EJ. He may even give away some Dimera secrets.

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mwilows@comcast.net (Mark Edward Wilows) Inside the Bubble Fri, 05 May 2017 15:18:51 +0000
Chicago TV host to honor mom in a cancer survivors celebration walk http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/chicago-tv-host-honor-mom-in-a-cancer-survivors-celebration-walk.html http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/chicago-tv-host-honor-mom-in-a-cancer-survivors-celebration-walk.html Ryan Chiaverini and his MomRyan Chiaverini, Chicago talk show host of Windy City Live (ABC 7 1PM) will be participating in the 24th annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5 K in Chicago on Sunday June 4th. (Grant Park) and it will be very personal, as he honors his mother, who lost her battle.

"I lost my mom to cancer several months ago, and this is something I want to do," Chiaverini said. "My mom battled cancer twice. She was doing well and now she was taken from us. I want to honor her memory."

Chiaverini will be forming a team called "Team Edna."

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mwilows@comcast.net (Mark Edward Wilows) Inside the Bubble Tue, 02 May 2017 23:01:58 +0000
Do you want to star in TV commercials? http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/do-you-want-to-star-in-tv-commercials.html http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/do-you-want-to-star-in-tv-commercials.html Joanna and Don UnderwoodDo you ever sit and watch those TV commercials and say to yourself 'I can do that, or I can sell that'? Well, the answer is you probably can, but how and where do you begin?

Television commercials are big business. You have celebrity endorsements, and then you have the regular person. Remember...Tom Cruise can not sell everything! And many sponsors look for the so-called "Average Joe" to make their product believable to the public.

"It could be you. You can be the next star of TV commercial," according to Don Underwood, talent agent in Hinsdale, Il., a suburb of Chicago. Don is the proprietor along with his wife, Joanna, of Babes'n Beaus, a full-line talent agency. His days are long and are spent trying to find the right face and talent that a client is looking for to sell or advertise their product.

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mwilows@comcast.net (Mark Edward Wilows) Inside the Bubble Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:48:56 +0000
EMMY 2017 ~ Nominations Announced for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards http://www.soapdom.com/Daytime-Emmy-Coverage/emmy-2017-nominations-announced-for-the-44th-annual-daytime-emmy-awards.html http://www.soapdom.com/Daytime-Emmy-Coverage/emmy-2017-nominations-announced-for-the-44th-annual-daytime-emmy-awards.html Heather Tom nominated for a Daytime Emmy this yearThe Nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced today on the CBS show, The Talk, by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).  The Awards ceremony will be held in Pasadena, CA, this year, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, on Sunday, April 30, 2017.  The Creative Arts Emmys will also be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, April 28, 2017.

"The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is excited to be presenting the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium," said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS.  "With an outstanding roster of nominees, we are looking forward to an extraordinary celebration honoring the craft and talent that represent the best of daytime television.

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Daytime Emmy Coverage Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:37:24 +0000
EMMY 2017 ~ Pre-Nominations Announced http://www.soapdom.com/Daytime-Emmy-Coverage/emmy-2017-pre-nominations-announc.html http://www.soapdom.com/Daytime-Emmy-Coverage/emmy-2017-pre-nominations-announc.html Kristen AldersonThe National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced Wednesday, January 25, 2017, the Drama Performer Pre-Nominations for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.

Ever wonder how they come to pick the pre-nominees?  Here's the process:

An online judging ballot containing all entrants in each of four performer categories (Lead Actor and Actress and Supporting Actor and Actress) was sent to all registered, eligible peer judges. The ballot contained a randomized order of performers in each category, regardless of their show affiliation. Judges were required to view clips online containing the work of each performer entry before selecting their top 10 performer choices in each category.

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Daytime Emmy Coverage Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:06:01 +0000
General Hospital gets visit from Chicago TV Hosts, Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/general-hospital-gets-visit-from-chicago-tv-hosts-ryan-chiaverini-and-val-warner.html http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/general-hospital-gets-visit-from-chicago-tv-hosts-ryan-chiaverini-and-val-warner.html Windy City Live's Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner on their way to General HospitalDid you ever think of what it would be like to visit the set of General Hospital, or better yet have a role on the show?

Well, for Chicago television hosts, Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner of ABC7's Windy City Live, this was no dream, but a reality. Both got to visit Port Charles recently and be a part of the action and become soap opera stars for the day. (The episode aired on November 9, 2016).

"I have to say, this was a lot of fun. Our job is in the studio and in front of cameras everyday, but seeing the General Hospital set was neat, "Chiaverini said. "I have to admit, as a kid I saw the show.  It was really great to be able to see the iconic nurses station in person.  It also was something to see the outside of the building resembling a hospital."

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Mark Edward Wilows) Inside the Bubble Thu, 24 Nov 2016 02:02:53 +0000
A day in the life of Windy City Live, a locally produced Chicago talk show http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/a-day-in-the-life-of-windy-city-live-a-locally-produced-chicagos-talk-show.html http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/a-day-in-the-life-of-windy-city-live-a-locally-produced-chicagos-talk-show.html Windy City Live hosts Ryan Chiaverini and Val WarnerThe making of a successful local talk show has many ingredients, and Chicago‘s Windy City Live, which airs locally at 1 PM on ABC 7, measures up to every one. Recently, I had the chance to go backstage and spent the day on the set of the show to find out why the show is successful and the reason that people keep tuning in.

Entering its sixth season, the set expresses “Chicago” with various landmark pictures drawn on the walls. A big huge oval desk anchors the main set and when the cameras are ready to roll, the TV and studio audience is greeted by two charming and vibrant hosts, Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner.

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mwilows@comcast.net (Mark Edward Wilows) Inside the Bubble Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:12:13 +0000
Behind the scenes of a local Afternoon show -- Chicago's Windy City Live http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/behind-the-scenes-of-a-local-morning-show-chicago-live.html http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/behind-the-scenes-of-a-local-morning-show-chicago-live.html Soapdom's Mark Edward Wilows spent the whole day at Chicago's Windy City Live earlier this week. 

He's got tons to share about the inner workings of a live television program.  

Stay tuned to Soapdom.com for his full write up.

Coming soon!

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Linda Marshall-Smith) Inside the Bubble Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:57:19 +0000
Days of our Lives Meredith Scott Lynn bringing back the art of writing http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/days-of-our-lives-meredith-scott-lynn-bringing-back-the-art-of-writing.html http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/days-of-our-lives-meredith-scott-lynn-bringing-back-the-art-of-writing.html Written by Days of our Lives' Deidre Hall (Marlena)Looking for the perfect gift? Or something that you want to give someone, like a child or grandchild? Well... Write Brain Books has just the gift idea for you.  And, it will be everlasting!

Meredith Scott Lynn, (Ann, Days of our Lives) brainstormed a wonderful idea. A book! But not your ordinary book -- one that is special and crested by you. You are the author.

According to the actress turned entrepreneur...

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mwilows@comcast.net (Mark Edward Wilows) Inside the Bubble Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:09:06 +0000
Days of our Lives’ Jen Lilley ~ a Christmas CD and a movie, too! Ho! Ho! Ho! http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/days-of-our-lives-jen-lilley-a-christmas-cd-and-a-movie-too-ho-ho-ho.html http://www.soapdom.com/Inside-the-Bubble/days-of-our-lives-jen-lilley-a-christmas-cd-and-a-movie-too-ho-ho-ho.html Jen Lilley sharing the joy of the holiday season with Tinsel TownJen Lilley, (Theresa, Days of our Lives) dreamt about doing a Christmas album since she was a child, and this year, her dream becomes reality with her new CD, Tinsel Town! Not only is the CD available now, Christmas 2015 is guaranteed to be doubly rosy and bright for her, because she will also light up the screen in the Lifetime holiday film, The Spirit of Christmas.

"I'm all over," she said with a laugh. "In addition to playing Theresa, I have been busy. I have many goals and that is to accomplish a lot in this business. I also have about 15 careers in mind that I want to fulfill someday. I'm busy and want to be in everything," she said. But Days of our Lives fans fear not. "My first love is playing Theresa with all my heart," Lilley shared.

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lmsmith@soapdom.com (Mark Edward Wilows with additional reporting by Linda Marshall-Smith) Inside the Bubble Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:02:34 +0000